Complementing the child labour legal framework through participatory approaches

Complementing the child labour legal framework through participatory approaches

ByGift Gawanani MaulukaJun 14, 20248 min read

In last week’s contribution, it has been established that Ghana’s legal framework accords children enough promise for protection from child…

Child labour laws in Ghana: What’s next?

Child labour laws in Ghana: What’s next?

ByGift Gawanani MaulukaJun 7, 20248 min read

Child labour situation in Ghana The ILO’s 2020 report on child labour indicates that the sub-Saharan region now has more…

Digital Trade and MSMEs under the AfCFTA: Challenges and Prospects

Digital Trade and MSMEs under the AfCFTA: Challenges and Prospects

ByDr Collins C. AjiboMay 31, 202411 min read

Introduction The conclusion and approval of the Protocol to the Agreement Establishing the AfCFTA on Digital Trade (the Protocol on…

The Differential Impact of Child Labour on Boys and Girls…

The Differential Impact of Child Labour on Boys and Girls…

ByShyreen Odala ChirwaMay 24, 20246 min read

Introduction Child labour is a pervasive issue in Africa, affecting millions of children across the continent.[1] While both boys and…

Why the Constitutional Court in South Africa plays a crucial…

Why the Constitutional Court in South Africa plays a crucial…

ByNicole KroppenstedtMay 17, 20248 min read

Jacob Zuma wants to be South Africa’s next President In 2023, Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s former President, registered his new…

  • Complementing the child labour legal framework through participatory approaches
    In last week’s contribution, it has been established that Ghana’s legal framework accords children enough promise for protection from child labour. However, the fulfilment of this promise is being frustrated mainly by other factors outside the law. Recurrent poverty, lack of primary and quality education, and limited enforcement of laws and implementation of policies are…
  • Child labour laws in Ghana: What’s next?
    Child labour situation in Ghana The ILO’s 2020 report on child labour indicates that the sub-Saharan region now has more children in child labour than the rest of the world combined, and the numbers will be high due to the rising poverty levels driven by COVID-19.[1]  As the number of children in child labour is…
  • Digital Trade and MSMEs under the AfCFTA: Challenges and Prospects
    Introduction The conclusion and approval of the Protocol to the Agreement Establishing the AfCFTA on Digital Trade (the Protocol on Digital Trade (PDT) or e-commerce) climaxes the Phase III of the AfCFTA.[1] The PDT, which was approved alongside the Protocol on Women and Youth, follows the earlier conclusion and approval of the Phase I and…
  • Our development is inextricably linked to the past and next generation
    1. Introduction Natural resources, including minerals, belong to our common heritage, entrusted to present and future generations to support their respective needs.[1] In this respect, mineral resources have the potential to enhance the right to development,[2] a fundamental human right enshrined in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Charter) and in the…
  • The Legal Analysis of Community Rights in Environment Decision-Making in the Federal Republic of Somalia
    Introduction People often feel hopeless and powerless to protect the environment, themselves, their families and their individual rights. However, through the creative use of the law, a number of notable successes for the environment and people have been recorded in many countries.[1] Environmental decision-making in Somalia stands at the intersection of legal, social, and environmental considerations, with…
  • Global Crises and the Reassessment of the World’s Ethical Foundation: Lessons from African Communitarianism  
    Introduction Global crises have one common feature – they are not innocuous. Covid-19, climate change, and poverty all have harmful features and are not benign occurrences. Nevertheless, they may produce learning moments, such as providing an opportunity for a moral reassessment of norms, laws, and practices in human society. Covid-19 is a case in point:…